light chain nephropathy

light chain disease

A nephropathy which presents with nephrotic range proteinuria and rapidly progressive renal failure due to deposition of electron-dense material within tubular and glomerular basement membranes.

Clinical findings
Nephrotic syndrome, heart failure, arrhythmias, liver disease, anorexia, nausea, weight loss, anaemia, increased creatinine, and neurologic disease; similar clinical findings occur in heavy chain deposition.

light chain nephropathy

Nephrology A condition characterized by deposition of monoclonal light chains and electron-dense material in tubular and glomerular basement membranes Clinical Anorexia, nausea, weight loss, anemia, ↑ creatinine, ESRD; LCN may accompany myeloma
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Multiple myeloma presenting as dense deposit disease: light chain nephropathy.